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Thread: Imagine...........Things that could have been if seperation did not fuck us all up!

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    Imagine...........Things that could have been if seperation did not fuck us all up!

    Imagine if the politicians did not cause the French to resent the Engish in Quebec. Imagine if Montreal was the biggest city in Canada. Imagine if All the head offices did not leave the Montreal area in the last 30 years. Imagine all the social good that could have been for all the money we spent on referenums.
    Would Montreal not be the biggest city in Canada if it were not for seperation? Would Montreal not have retained all the head offices that have left and attracted many more. Would we not have many more opportunities and choices in out lives if we did not spend the last 30 years bickering.
    What are the things that could have been in your life?
    Last edited by J. Peterman; 11-24-2006 at 03:44 PM.

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    Mirabel airport.

    In 1975 Montreal was the largest city in Canada, home to most of the nations corperate head offices. Mirabel airport was built to accomadate the growth. Built in 1975, it was 27 times larger than Dorval airport. Ready for future expansion of the Montreal area. Expansion that never came.
    The economic growth of Montreal was stunted by the Parti Quebecois with all their talk of seperation. Sending hundreds of head offices down the 401.

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    I laughed

    I laughed when I read how the Language Police wanted to make Dorval airport's air traffic controllers speak French only.
    (Fucking ORLY airport in Paris uses English!)

    The airlines said "Hey, no problem- we just won't use Dorval".

    End of language discussion.

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    The Language Police would serve a much more useful purpose if they actually policed the French language instead of English. There was a report in the Journal de Montreal last year about the poor quality of the French language used in advertising and Quebec web sites. Anyone ever notice that all the complaints they handle involve the English language, never any other language? They aren't the French language police, they're the anti-English language police. Or as Bowser and Blue call them...the apostrophe SS.
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    Je suis un Separatist.......LOL

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    OLF and Chinatown

    Quote Originally Posted by Techman
    Anyone ever notice that all the complaints they handle involve the English language, never any other language?
    They did try to 'convert' Chinatown a few years ago. That got stopped in its tracks pretty quickly though. Personally, I think a French Chinatown would have been a great tourist attraction.

    The OLF says that they work based on complaints. So maybe we should all file complaints ( http://www.oqlf.gouv.qc.ca/francisat...ect/index.html ) on every violation we find in other languages.

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    The girls are having a riot today..

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    Well, one thing that that wouldn't be is super hot escorts for $160/hour.

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    I had the privilege of travelling all over Europe for few years for my work. I like so much the fact that after a few hours train ride, you get to discover a unique culture! People talk, eat, drink, looks, love, smokes, smells and feel differently. We should not fear and dispise foreign cultures. We can learn so much from different cultures if we open our mind to them! My two cents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mars99
    I had the privilege of travelling all over Europe for few years for my work. I like so much the fact that after a few hours train ride, you get to discover a unique culture! People talk, eat, drink, looks, love, smokes, smells and feel differently. We should not fear and dispise foreign cultures. We can learn so much from different cultures if we open our mind to them! My two cents!
    How true. I also travelled abroad and experienced the same. After coming back to Canada I had a better appreciation for diversity in language, attitude, culture and learned to despise that Albertan concept of "equality" where everyone must be: White, male, protestant, english-speaking and middle-aged.
    Making hot sweet love to all your beautiful women

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    Threads like this are attempts at baiting Québecers.
    Never mind the facts. Never mind historical accuracy. Never mind objectivity.

    But that's okay. I expect nothing more & nothing less out of those four or five cronies that think they own this place. Their jibes, fibs and tall tales have entertained us for years.

    It is true that Montreal's economic situation was severely sabotaged by Anglo-Canadian resentment over French power in general and the 1976 PQ victory in particular. One need only think of Sun Life Assurance moving out under Galt's leadership.

    Anglo-Canada has a traditional distrust of French Canada.
    Anglo-Canada being the old root descendants of the British Isle colonists that cane here over the last 300 years.

    This has been further ascerbated by English speaking sons and daughters of German, Slav and Eastern European immigrants. They were imported to farm the western plains, to dig in the mines and to cast metal in the smelters and now they feel that they invented the country. For some reason they have utter contempt for Quebec French for some reason that only a trained psychologists would explain.

    A first & second wave of economic refugees from Vietnamese, China, India, Pakistan were imported as cheap labour in the railways before and in the service industries now. The english speaking Indians & Pakistanis have gravitated to Toronto, the english speaking Hong Kong Chinese to Vancouver and the french speaking Vienamese to Montreal. Apart from Jackie Singh and Micheal Chong we hear little about them.

    The latest wave of Latin American migration is there to fuel the economy in light of the low national birth rate. They have gravitated mainly to urban areas. Latin American have a more soujther European attitude toward the language issue that is similar to Spanish, Italian or Potugese attitudes. They are not that quick to swallow the english language is superior. They do not have the anglo-saxon envy that has befallen the eastern europeans.

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    Bottom line.

    we got screwed.

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    It is true that Montreal's economic situation was severely sabotaged by Anglo-Canadian resentment over French power in general and the 1976 PQ victory in particular. One need only think of Sun Life Assurance moving out under Galt's leadership.
    Let me get this straight...you're blaming the exodus on the English? Anglos left because they didn't want to be stuck in a separate Quebec where they would have virtually no rights.

    For some reason they have utter contempt for Quebec French for some reason that only a trained psychologists would explain
    It doesn't take a psychologist to know why there is resentment here. When you try to push something down someone's throat they naturally resist. What do you expect to happen when a government does it's best to eradicate a language?


    They are not that quick to swallow the english language is superior.
    Who has ever said that the English language is superior? No language is any better than any other. The language one speaks has absolutely no bearing on his qualities as a human being. The problems in Quebec really have nothing to do with language at this point in time, it has to do with power and some people will use any way possible to attain it. Preying on language insecurities is a very effective method.

    They do not have the anglo-saxon envy that has befallen the eastern europeans
    If anyone has anglo-saxon envy it's the French Quebecois. They hate the fact that English is the language of business in the world and would love it to be French. They would love a return to the days where French was the most important language in the world to the point that it was the language spoken in all the royal courts of Europe and Russia. Unfortunately these days are passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techman
    ...Who has ever said that the English language is superior? ...
    Yanks, Brits & English Canadians have said this over and over.
    Some have even said that we would have word peace if everyone spoke english (the American revolution, war of 1812 & American civil war were wars because of english accents )

    English is the language of fair play. The language of liberty. The language business. The language of Hollywood and international entertainment. It rolls off the tongue of millions of blue collar Joes and white collar office clerks in Canada. The tongue of Shakespeare has elevated repairmen, truck drivers and office boys into diplomats who can get off an airplane in Europe, Asia & South America and expect that the barman, maid or hooker will understand what a beer, clean sheets and a blow job are.

    English is the master language. The sun never sets on the british empire.

    English is the language of international business. American businessmen & government officials rarely speak anything else than english. If you want to deal with them, you cannot do it in Togalog can you?

    The majority of Americans or Canadians can barely utter a few words of Spanish or French even when whole neighbourhoods, towns & states/provinces have millions that speak those languages. They don't need to learn anything else than english. The USA makes the best films, the best TV and the best theme parks.

    Worldwide; spanish & chinese are more popular than english. And most of these people don't understand english at all. But that does not matter. The english will bomb them again.

    There are more english speaking people in India than in the rest of the world combined.
    This sort of makes "speak white" ironically nostalgic or nostalgically ironic.
    Don't you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobody1965
    Let me get this straight...you're blaming the exodus on the English? Anglos left because they didn't want to be stuck in a separate Quebec where they would have virtually no rights.

    Please Techman when you say that, you don`t sound very serious about blaming Quebec, if you whant to strat a debate do your homework... saying that you have virtually no rights......please...
    We aren't living in a separate Quebec are we? I never said that Anglos were in this situation today, only that that was what they were afraid of happening in the late 70's and 80's when the mass exodus took place. Why do you think the Anglos left? As part of a conspiracy to sabotage Quebec? Give me a break.

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